Nemours Children’s cardiovascular genetics team works with kids who may have a heart or blood vessel condition because of a genetic change, or variation. Sometimes, these genetic variants are passed down from parents, leading to a hereditary condition. At other times, they arise in a child as the first person in the family.
As part of award-winning pediatric heart centers in Delaware and Florida, our team is at the leading edge of cardiovascular genetics. We’re researching genes involved in inherited heart disorders and rare syndromes that affect the heart and blood vessels. What we uncover directly informs treatment.
We make the process easy for you. A pediatric cardiologist, geneticist and genetic counselor can meet with your child on the same day. After a complete evaluation, your child may have genetic testing done while you’re here.
At Nemours, we’re one team. We partner with electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, heart failure specialists, heart transplant experts (in Delaware), and preventive cardiologists to order testing and plan treatment. If you have a cardiologist outside of our system, we work closely with them for your child’s best possible care.